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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414985/sharp-and-blunt-force-trauma-concealment-by-thermal-alteration-in-homicides-an-in-vitro-experiment-for-methodology-and-protocol-development-in-forensic-anthropological-analysis-of-burnt-bones
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Ioana Macoveciuc, Nicholas Márquez-Grant, Ian Horsfall, Peter Zioupos
Burning of human remains is one method used by perpetrators to conceal fatal trauma and expert opinions regarding the degree of skeletal evidence concealment are often disparate. This experiment aimed to reduce this incongruence in forensic anthropological interpretation of burned human remains and implicitly contribute to the development of research methodologies sufficiently robust to withstand forensic scrutiny in the courtroom. We have tested the influence of thermal alteration on pre-existing sharp and blunt trauma on twenty juvenile sheep radii in the laboratory using an automated impact testing system and an electric furnace...
March 29, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405894/addressing-the-needs-of-children-with-disabilities-experiencing-disaster-or-terrorism
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REVIEW
Laura M Stough, Elizabeth McAdams Ducy, Donghyun Kang
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This paper reviews the empirical literature on psychosocial factors relating to children with disabilities in the context of disaster or terrorism. RECENT FINDINGS: Research indicates adults with disabilities experience increased exposure to hazards due to existing social disparities and barriers associated with disability status. However, studies on the psychological effects of disaster/terrorism on children with pre-existing disabilities are exceedingly few and empirical evidence of the effectiveness of trauma-focused therapies for this population is limited...
April 2017: Current Psychiatry Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397648/digging-deeper-population-level-racial-disparities-exposure-to-police-victimisation-and-psychological-trauma
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C T Ross
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 11, 2017: Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393320/prevalence-and-ethnic-racial-disparities-in-the-distribution-of-pediatric-injuries-in-south-florida-implications-for-the-development-of-community-prevention-programs
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Carmen Ramos Irizarry, Patrick C Hardigan, Mark G Mc Kenney, Gretchen Holmes, Rudy Flores, Brenda Benson, Ascension M Torres
BACKGROUND: The state of Florida continues to report significant gender, ethnic and racial disparities in trauma incidence, access to care and outcomes in the adult population. Our objective was to assess pediatric injury profiles and ethnic/racial disparities of specific injuries in a Regional Trauma Center (TC) in South Florida. METHODS: Retrospective data from November 2011 to December 2015 were obtained from the Level 2 TC registry for children ≤21 years old...
December 2017: Injury Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385165/posttraumatic-stress-disorder-in-the-world-mental-health-surveys
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K C Koenen, A Ratanatharathorn, L Ng, K A McLaughlin, E J Bromet, D J Stein, E G Karam, A Meron Ruscio, C Benjet, K Scott, L Atwoli, M Petukhova, C C W Lim, S Aguilar-Gaxiola, A Al-Hamzawi, J Alonso, B Bunting, M Ciutan, G de Girolamo, L Degenhardt, O Gureje, J M Haro, Y Huang, N Kawakami, S Lee, F Navarro-Mateu, B-E Pennell, M Piazza, N Sampson, M Ten Have, Y Torres, M C Viana, D Williams, M Xavier, R C Kessler
BACKGROUND: Traumatic events are common globally; however, comprehensive population-based cross-national data on the epidemiology of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the paradigmatic trauma-related mental disorder, are lacking. METHODS: Data were analyzed from 26 population surveys in the World Health Organization World Mental Health Surveys. A total of 71 083 respondents ages 18+ participated. The Composite International Diagnostic Interview assessed exposure to traumatic events as well as 30-day, 12-month, and lifetime PTSD...
April 7, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380305/integrative-literature-review-of-factors-related-to-breastfeeding-in-african-american-women-evidence-for-a-potential-paradigm-shift
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Stephanie DeVane-Johnson, Cheryl Woods-Giscombé, Suzanne Thoyre, Cathie Fogel, Ronald Williams
BACKGROUND: Human milk has widespread health benefits for infants, mothers, and society. However, not all populations of women, particularly African American women, engage in human milk feeding at high rates. Research aim: The purpose of this integrative literature review is twofold: (a) to examine factors that influence low rates of human milk feeding among African American women and (b) to introduce a need for a methodological paradigm shift to develop culturally relevant and effective interventions...
May 2017: Journal of Human Lactation: Official Journal of International Lactation Consultant Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338598/characterization-of-distinct-coagulopathic-phenotypes-in-injury-pathway-specific-drivers-and-implications-for-individualized-treatment
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S Ariane Christie, Lucy Z Kornblith, Benjamin M Howard, Amanda S Conroy, Ryan C Kunitake, Mary F Nelson, Carolyn M Hendrickson, Carolyn S Calfee, Rachael A Callcut, Mitchell Jay Cohen
BACKGROUND: International normalized ratio (INR) and partial thromboplastin time (PTT) are used interchangeably to diagnose acute traumatic coagulopathy (ATC) but reflect disparate activation pathways. In this study we identified injury/patient characteristics and coagulation factors that drive contact pathway, tissue factor pathway (TF), and common pathway dysfunction by examining injured patients with discordant coagulopathies. We hypothesized that patients with INR/PTT discordance reflect differing phenotypes representing contact vs...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302360/consistent-screening-of-admitted-infants-with-head-injuries-reveals-high-rate-of-nonaccidental-trauma
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Paul T Kim, Jillian McCagg, Ashley Dundon, Zach Ziesler, Suzanne Moody, Richard A Falcone
PURPOSE: Implementation of a nonaccidental trauma (NAT) screening guideline for the evaluation of infants admitted with an unwitnessed head injury has eliminated screening disparities. This study sought to determine the overall NAT rate and key predictive factors using this guideline. METHODS: All infants screened via the guideline from 2008 to 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. The overall rate of NAT as determined by our child abuse team was determined. In addition, a logistic regression model was developed to evaluate potential predictors of increased risk of NAT...
March 11, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300483/victim-perpetrator-dynamics-through-the-lens-of-betrayal-trauma-theory
#9
Kerry L Gagnon, Michelle Seulki Lee, Anne P DePrince
Interpersonal trauma exposure is linked with a host of seemingly disparate outcomes for victims, such as psychological distress, post-trauma appraisals (e.g., alienation, shame), poor cognitive functioning, expectations of harm in relationships, and revictimization risk. The presence of interpersonal trauma alone may not fully explain this range of outcomes. The current paper applies Betrayal Trauma Theory (BTT), which was originally articulated two decades ago as a framework for understanding memory disruptions following interpersonal trauma, as a framework to understand the diverse outcomes that can occur when interpersonal trauma is perpetrated by a close other...
May 2017: Journal of Trauma & Dissociation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296466/road-accident-fatality-risks-for-vulnerable-versus-protected-road-users-in-northern-ghana
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James Damsere-Derry, Gavan Palk, Mark King
Background Road traffic injuries (RTIs) are a serious epidemic which claims more than a million lives across the globe each year. The burden of RTIs is particularly pronounced in Africa and other low and middle income countries. The unfavourable disparity of the burden of road trauma in the world is largely attributable to unsafe vehicles, lack of appropriate road infrastructure and the predominance of vulnerable road users (VRUs) in developing countries. However, little research exists in Northern Ghana to highlight the scale and risk of death among road users...
March 15, 2017: Traffic Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209637/the-impact-of-payer-source-on-trauma-outcomes-in-a-pediatric-population
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Felecia A Lee, Ashley M Hervey, Arash Sattarin, Aaron Deeds, Gina M Berg, Kimberly Molik
OBJECTIVES: Determine if there were differences in conclusions drawn regarding disparities in trauma outcomes based on literature-derived payer source definitions in a pediatric population. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Retrospective registry review of admitted pediatric trauma patients (≤17 years of age) at a level II pediatric trauma facility. Eligible patients were categorized into 3 payer source definitions: definition 1: commercially insured, Medicaid, uninsured; definition 2: insured, uninsured; definition 3: commercially insured, underinsured...
February 16, 2017: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193322/geographic-distribution-of-trauma-burden-mortality-and-services-in-the-united-states-does-availability-correspond-to-patient-need
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Arturo J Rios-Diaz, David Metcalfe, Olubode A Olufajo, Cheryl K Zogg, Brian Yorkgitis, Mansher Singh, Adil H Haider, Ali Salim
BACKGROUND: The association between the need for trauma care and trauma services has not been characterized previously. We compared the distribution of trauma admissions with state-level availability of trauma centers (TCs), surgical critical care (SCC) providers, and SCC fellowships, and assessed the association between trauma care provision and state-level trauma mortality. STUDY DESIGN: We obtained 2013 state-level data on trauma admissions, TCs, SCC providers, SCC fellowship positions, per-capita income, population size, and age-adjusted mortality rates...
December 2016: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187864/relation-of-household-income-to-incidence-of-sudden-unexpected-death-in-wake-county-north-carolina
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Louisa A Mounsey, Feng-Chang Lin, Irion Pursell, Golsa Joodi, Mary Elizabeth Lewis, Anthony Nwosu, Chani Hodonsky, Ross J Simpson, J Paul Mounsey
The incidence of out-of-hospital sudden unexpected death (OHSUD) in a racially and socioeconomically diverse population has been inadequately studied. We collated all OHSUDs over a 24-month period among 18- to 64-year olds in Wake County, North Carolina, to investigate geographic and socioeconomic disparity in incidence of OHSUD. An electronic query of Wake County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) identified all EMS attended out-of-hospital deaths. After excluding trauma, expected deaths, and deaths occurring in non-free-living subjects, medical records and medical examiner's reports were reviewed by a committee of cardiologists to make the determination of OHSUD...
April 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170006/age-modulates-the-injury-induced-metallomic-profile-in-the-brain
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Stuart D Portbury, Dominic J Hare, Charlotte J Sgambelloni, David P Bishop, David I Finkelstein, Philip A Doble, Paul A Adlard
The biological transition metals iron (Fe), copper (Cu) and zinc (Zn) are thought to contribute to the neuronal pathologies that occur following traumatic brain injury (TBI), and indeed our previously published work in young (3 month-old) mice clearly demonstrates a significant spatiotemporal modulation of metals following TBI. Of note, however, is the literature observation that there is both an apparent detrimental effect of aging on TBI outcomes and an alteration in metals and their various transporters with normal advancing age...
April 19, 2017: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123211/racial-ethnic-disparities-in-rates-of-traumatic-injury-in-arizona-2011-2012
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Vatsal Chikani, Maureen Brophy, Anne Vossbrink, Robyn N Blust, Mary Benkert, Chris Salvino, Conrad Diven, Rogelio Martinez
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare the rates of traumatic injury among five racial/ethnic groups in Arizona and to identify which mechanisms and intents of traumatic injury were predominant in each group. METHODS: We obtained 2011 and 2012 data on traumatic injury from Arizona's trauma registry and data on mortality from Arizona's death registry. We calculated location- and age-adjusted rates (aRs) of traumatic injury and rates of mortality per 100,000 Arizona residents and rate ratios (RRs) for each racial/ethnic group...
September 2016: Public Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112782/analysis-of-musculoskeletal-injuries-sustained-in-falls-from-the-united-states-mexico-border-fence
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David R Burk, Adam R Pah, John T Ruth
Injuries sustained by unauthorized individuals who jump or fall from the United States-Mexico border fence are frequently treated by trauma centers in border states. The authors investigated patterns of musculoskeletal injury occurring in these individuals to improve emergency department assessment and to identify strategies to prevent future injuries. A retrospective chart review was performed for patients presenting to an urban, level I trauma center with musculoskeletal injuries sustained in a jump or fall from the United States-Mexico border fence between February 2004 and February 2010...
January 20, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105586/occupational-safety-in-the-age-of-the-opioid-crisis-needle-stick-injury-among-baltimore-police
#17
Javier A Cepeda, Leo Beletsky, Anne Sawyer, Chris Serio-Chapman, Marina Smelyanskaya, Jennifer Han, Natanya Robinowitz, Susan G Sherman
At a time of resurgence in injection drug use and injection-attributable infections, needle stick injury (NSI) risk and its correlates among police remain understudied. In the context of occupational safety training, a convenience sample of 771 Baltimore city police officers responded to a self-administered survey. Domains included NSI experience, protective behaviors, and attitudes towards syringe exchange programs. Sixty officers (8%) reported lifetime NSI. Officers identifying as Latino or other race were almost three times more likely (aOR 2...
February 2017: Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069138/disparities-in-access-to-trauma-care-in-the-united-states-a-population-based-analysis
#18
Brendan G Carr, Ariel J Bowman, Catherine S Wolff, Michael T Mullen, Daniel N Holena, Charles C Branas, Douglas J Wiebe
BACKGROUND: Injury is a major contributor to morbidity and mortality in the United States. Accordingly, expanding access to trauma care is a Healthy People priority. The extent to which disparities in access to trauma care exist in the US is unknown. Our objective was to describe geographic, demographic, and socioeconomic disparities in access to trauma care in the United States. METHODS: Cross-sectional study of the US population in 2010 using small units of geographic analysis and validated estimates of population access to a Level I or II trauma center within 60minutes via ambulance or helicopter...
February 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055823/mental-health-in-2020-for-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-the-united-states
#19
Abigail W Batchelder, Steven Safren, Avery D Mitchell, Ivan Ivardic, Conall O'Cleirigh
Despite continued advances in HIV prevention and treatment, gay and bisexual men and other men who have sex with men (MSM) remain the population most impacted by HIV/AIDS in the US and many other Western countries. Additionally, MSM are disproportionately affected by various psychological problems, including depression, distress, trauma and substance use. These challenges frequently co-occur, and are associated with higher rates of behaviours related to HIV acquisition and transmission, HIV infection, and, for those living with HIV/AIDS, lower levels of treatment engagement...
January 6, 2017: Sexual Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992953/age-related-disparities-in-trauma-center-access-for-severe-head-injuries-following-the-release-of-the-updated-field-triage-guidelines
#20
Thomas J Flottemesch, Susan Raetzman, Kevin C Heslin, Katie Fingar, Rosanna Coffey, Marguerite Barrett, Ernest Moy
OBJECTIVE: In 2006, the American College of Surgeons' Committee on Trauma and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released field triage guidelines with special consideration for older adults. Additional considerations for direct transport to a Level I or II trauma center (TC) were added in 2011, reflecting perceived undertriage to TCs for older adults. We examined whether age-based disparities in TC care for severe head injury decreased following introduction of the 2011 revisions...
December 19, 2016: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
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